I’ve received a few notes letting me know that readers are having problem with this site’s RSS feed. It looks like the problem is probably with Feedburner. This morning the RSS syndication service reports that I have 0 subscribers on all of my blogs, and while I can easily read the feed using Firefox, it won’t load at all in Internet Explorer at the moment.
Duncan Riley at The Inquisitr and Zoli Erdos are reporting similar problems. And based on your comments, it looks like the problem isn’t just that Feedburner is underreporting my number of subscribers, but that it seems to be doing a crappy job of publishing my feed at the moment.
There may be an explanation for this. Google bought Feedburner a while back, and this week the company announced that some publishers can start to transition their feeds from Feedburner to Google. I’m still not entirely certain what this means, since Google hasn’t publicly announced a new RSS syndication service or landing page. But the company has added an option to allow publishers to place AdSense in RSS feeds — which can only be done once a feed is transitioned from Feedburner.
All of which is to say, I’m hoping that the issue will be resolved in the next day or two. If it’s not, I may have to consider dropping Feedburner in favor of another service.